This is Part 2 of our “How to Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions Weight Loss Goals”. In the first article we gave you a summary of what things to focus on. Today we want to help you dive a little deeper into what it all means.
You’ve probably already read Part 1 of our “How Katy Residents can accomplish their New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss Goals“. I want to start diving deeper in to the subjects mentioned in the article though so you can understand exactly what it means.
Weight Loss SUPPORT
When you have a goal, typically it doesn’t take much for you to start working towards it. You decide what you want to accomplish, generally what you want to do, and then you go for it. Yes, you are trying to change old habits, but when you set your mind to something you know you are going to try your best to accomplish it. In the best case scenario you are going to do great in the beginning. Making sacrifices to squeeze in your workouts no matter how busy it is at the gym. You start packing your lunch and even bringing your gym clothes with you. You may even be willing to sacrifice some sleep in order to get the workout in. What we often forget is that we typically only achieve things are similar to those around us. Think about this for a second.
Look at your kids for an example
The reason many people live in Katy is because of how amazing KISD is compared to other school districts around the country. We know kids will learn and achieve more because the support structure in this area has proven itself time and time again. If it didn’t matter, you wouldn’t be so concerned about which school district your kids enrolled in. If the quality of the school district wasn’t so important, you may even try to enroll your kids in a school district that was less competitive in order to ensure they became the best in their class. But we all know that the quality of the teachers and the expectations placed on the students pushes them to achieve more. This prepares them better for college and a future job.
What does your support structure look like?
Are you surrounded at work with people that are motivated to lose weight too? And just as important, do they have good habits and patterns or are they trying to lose weight in an unhealthy way? If you don’t work, surely you spend a lot of quality time with friends. Do your friends gather to eat and drink coffee or do they feel that getting together to exercise is a great way to catch up with one another? And of course, there is home life. Your spouse will have a tremendous influence on your eating (or drinking) habits. Do you have a personal trainer or fitness professional helping you along the way? Educating you, encouraging you, and reminding you that you can make it. These 4 things make up your support structure (spouse, work, friends, fitness professional).
Setting up the support structure
If I were to explain an easy way to do this, be around and talk with people who are a positive influence as much as possible (especially when it’s time to eat or exercise). People who are negative or discouraging, you will have to avoid. Easier said than done, right? Do you want to do it another way instead? I’m sorry, but there really isn’t a way around this. If you don’t believe me, print this out and put it in a place that you will find again in the next 6-12 months. Either your support structure has changed or you will say that you still need to lose weight. You have to surround yourself with as many positive influences as possible. How will this change your life?
The New YOU
As you begin to be around healthier individuals, you will find it normal to eat at healthier restaurants, prepare more meals at home, and sacrifice other things just so you can squeeze in another workout this week. Often times positive influences will give you more confidence, help you excel more at work, and maybe even be happier. Don’t underestimate the importance of positive influences in your life.
If you’ve gone through this, share with others in the comment section below. We all need encouragement sometimes. Our clients are amazing at encouraging one another. I’m constantly blown away by how helpful and encouraging everyone is. Find your positive influences and don’t look back! You’ll love life!